EA shuts down Mirror’s Edge online services in January
A few other classics have made their way onto EA’s list of games they’re shutting down online services for, with Mirror’s Edge the most notable casualty for PC gamers. The shutdown will go into effect from January 19, 2023, just past the 13th anniversary of the PC game’s launch. This will likely affect the dystopian parkour game’s online leaderboards and other players’ downloadable ghosts.
EA is also shutting down the multiplayer screenshot server for the aging RPG Dragon Age: Origins this Thursday, October 20. You’ll still be able to play Mirror’s Edge and Dragon Age: Origins offline, so don’t worry. Only inline components are deleted. EA says this is a necessary part of the lifecycle of their older games, where player counts can drop to “less than 1% of all online player peaks across all EA titles”. This makes maintaining online services for these games “no longer possible”, according to the publisher.
Other publishers are doing it too, of course, with Ubisoft receiving criticism earlier this year for disabling online services for some of their older games. In this case, the shutdowns would have prevented players from accessing the DLC they had purchased. Ubisoft then granted an additional month reprieve for the games, which included the old Assassin’s Creeds, the original version of Far Cry 3 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Their services ended earlier this month.
Mirror’s Edge is on Steam and the EA app for Windows for £18/$20/€20. You can read a full list of EA-published games that are either marked or have already succumbed to shutdown here.